• Question: why do you think that science is important ?

    Asked by nadona2001 to Anil, Blanka, Cees, Emma, Mike on 25 Jun 2012. This question was also asked by girl, whzoeandphoebe.
    • Photo: Michael Cook

      Michael Cook answered on 25 Jun 2012:

      Science is all about finding out new things – whether that’s new ways of doing something, or understanding something we didn’t know about before. This can make everyone’s lives happier, safer and healthier!

      But the really great thing about knowledge is that it’s unlike any other resource on the planet! You can give it to someone else without losing it yourself. You can’t take it off someone once they have it. So discovering things and sharing them with the world is something that can go beyond politics, economics, race, gender or class. Knowledge is knowledge, and you can’t change that!

      Being a scientist feels special to me because of that. It’s our job to discover new things about the world and share them with people. That’s one of the reasons the five of us are here doing I’m A Scientist!

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      Blanka Sengerova answered on 25 Jun 2012:

      Because science forms the basis of so many things of everyday life. Just think of all the things that wouldn’t be possible without the advances of science: driving a car, many clothes are made from synthetic fibres, food preservation depends on science, computers that pervade everyday life, listening to your CD player, radio, iPod, TV all depend on scientific advances, flying or going in a boat does, taking medicines and cosmetics, also lasers, microwaves, radars, much medical equipment. Need I go on? Basically wherever look are products based on science…

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      Emma Trantham answered on 26 Jun 2012:

      I think science is important because I think it is great that we as humans constantly question things and so constantly learn. Without learning and science we wouldn’t have any of the technology we have today!